2016年3月22日 星期二

cut, cut back on, cut-off company. bailiff, cutpurse, get-go

One document described how ZTE would set up seemingly independent companies — called “cut-off companies” — that would sign the deals in other countries. That could enable it to continue to do business in Iran, North Korea and other countries placed under American restrictions.


“This cut-off company’s capital credit and capability are relatively strong compared to our company; it can cut off risks more effectively,” the document said.


Burger King hopes to please consumers who love fries but are cutting back on the snack for health reasons, said Mr. Hirschhorn.

As people cut back on french fries, Burger King is going after what it calls "lapsed users" with new fries that promise fewer calories and less fat. Sarah Nassauer joins Lunch Break to taste-test the new menu item. Photo: Burger King.

Russian Bailiffs to Sell Telenor Stake
Russian bailiffs said they are preparing to sell most of Telenor's 29.9% stake in mobile-phone operator Vimpelcom to recover $1.7 billion owed in damages.


Syllabification: (get-go)
(also git-go)


informal, chiefly North American
the very beginning:Lawrence knew from the get-go that he could count on me to tell him the truth


Meaning #1: a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
Synonyms: pickpocket, dip



  1. A court attendant entrusted with duties such as the maintenance of order in a courtroom during a trial.
  2. An official who assists a British sheriff and who has the power to execute writs, processes, and arrests.
  3. Chiefly British. An overseer of an estate; a steward.
[Middle English baillif, from Old French baillis, baillif-, overseer of an estate, steward, from Medieval Latin *bāiulīvus, from Latin bāiulus, carrier.]
bailiffship bail'iff·ship' n.


Syllabification: (cut)
Pronunciation: /kət/
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verb (cuts, cutting; past and past participle cut)

[with object]
  • 1make an opening, incision, or wound in (something) with a sharp-edged tool or object:he cut his big toe on a sharp stone he cut open MacKay’s face with the end of his hockey stick [no object]: figurativehis scorn cut deeper than knives
  • [no object] make an incision in one’s own flesh, as a symptom of emotional distress:she’s been cutting every day after school for months [with object]:they cut themselves in a sad attempt to release the pain
  • 2remove (something) from something larger by using a sharp implement:I cut his photograph out of the paper some prisoners had their right hands cut off
  • informal castrate (an animal, especially a horse).
  • remove the foreskin of a penis; circumcise.
  • (cut something out) make something by cutting:I cut out some squares of paper
  • (cut something out) remove, exclude, or stop eating or doing something undesirable:start today by cutting out fatty foods
  • (cut something out) North American separate an animal from the main herd.
  • 3divide into pieces with a knife or other sharp implement:cut the beef into thin slices he cut his food up into teeny pieces
  • make divisions in (something):land that has been cut up by streams into forested areas
  • separate (something) into two; sever:they cut the rope before he choked
  • (cut something down) make something, especially a tree, fall by cutting it through at the base.
  • (cut someone down) (of a weapon, bullet, or disease) kill or injure someone:Barker had been cut down by a sniper’s bullet
  • 4make or form (something) by using a sharp tool to remove material:workmen cut a hole in the pipe
  • make or design (a garment) in a particular way: (as adjective cut)an impeccably cut chalk-stripe suit
  • make (a path, tunnel, or other route) by excavation, digging, or chopping:plans to cut a road through a rain forest [no object]:investigators called for a machete to cut through the bush figurativea large woman with a voice that cut through crowds
  • 5trim or reduce the length of (something, especially grass or a person’s hair or fingernails) by using a sharp implement:cutting the lawn cut back all the year’s growth to about four leaves
  • 6reduce the amount or quantity of:buyers will bargain hard to cut the cost of the house they want I should cut down my sugar intake [no object]:they’ve cut back on costs the state passed a law to cut down on drunk-driving the paper glut cuts into profits
  • abridge (a text, movie, or performance) by removing material:he had to cut unnecessary additions made to the opening scene
  • Computing delete (part of a text or other display) completely or so as to insert a copy of it elsewhere. See also cut and paste.
  • (in sports) remove (a player) from a team’s roster.
  • end or interrupt the provision of (something, especially power or food supplies):we resolved to cut oil supplies to territories controlled by the rebels if the pump develops a fault, the electrical supply is immediately cut off
  • (cut something off) block the usual means of access to a place:the caves were cut off from the outside world by a landslide
  • North American absent oneself deliberately from (something one should normally attend, especially school):Robert was cutting class
  • switch off (an engine or a light).
  • 7(of a line) cross or intersect (another line):the point where the line cuts the vertical axis
  • [no object] (cut across) pass or traverse, especially so as to shorten one’s route:the following aircraft cut across to join him
  • [no object] (cut across) have an effect regardless of (divisions or boundaries between groups):subcultures that cut across national and political boundaries
  • [no object] (cut along) informal dated leave or move hurriedly:you can cut along now
  • 8 dated ignore or refuse to recognize (someone).
  • 9 [no object, often in imperative] stop filming or recording.
  • move to another shot in a movie:cut to a dentist’s surgery
  • [with object] make (a movie) into a coherent whole by removing parts or placing them in a different order.
  • 10make (a sound recording).
  • 11divide (a pack of playing cards) by lifting a portion from the top, either to reveal or draw a card at random or to place the top portion under the bottom portion.
  • 12 Golf slice (the ball).
  • 13adulterate (a drug) or dilute (alcohol) by mixing it with another substance:speed cut with rat poison
  • 14 (cut it) North American informal come up to expectations; meet requirements:this CD player doesn’t quite cut it
    [shortened form of the idiom cut the mustard]


  • 1an act of cutting, in particular.
  • [in singular] a haircut:his hair was in need of a cut
  • a stroke or blow given by a sharp-edged implement or by a whip or cane:he could skin an animal with a single cut of the knife
  • a wounding remark or act:his unkindest cut at Elizabeth was to call her heartless
  • a reduction in amount or size:she took a 20% pay cut a cut in interest rates
  • (in sports) a removal of a player from a team’s roster.
  • an act of removing part of a play, movie, or book, especially to shorten the work or to delete offensive material:they would not publish the book unless the author was willing to make cuts
  • an immediate transition from one scene to another in a movie.
  • Golf the halfway point of a golf tournament, where half of the players are eliminated.
  • Tennis a stroke made with a sharp horizontal or downward action of the racket, imparting spin.
  • 2a result of cutting something, in particular.
  • a long narrow incision in the skin made by something sharp.
  • a long narrow opening or incision made in a surface or piece of material:make a single cut along the top of each potato
  • a piece of meat cut from a carcass:a good lean cut of beef
  • [in singular] informal a share of the profits from something:the directors are demanding their cut
  • a recording of a piece of music:a cut from his forthcoming album
  • a version of a movie after editing:the director’s cut
  • a passage cut or dug out, as a railroad cutting or a new channel made for a river or other waterway.
  • a woodcut.
  • 3 [in singular] the way or style in which something, especially a garment or someone’s hair, is cut:the elegant cut of his dinner jacket